i don't think the show is trashy. granted some of the acting isn't very good and the props look like cheap happy meal toy plastic, but i love it. a lot of twists and turns from the original anime, it's not predictable. which is what i like.
i do agree though, that the show was corny, but it made it all the more lovable in the end. and i actually liked the twist where they had normal hair and then when they changed it was the classic hair. it made it all the more realistic to real life circumstances